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Statement from Chairman Long Regarding Chancellor Search

Mickey Long

Mickey Long, Chairman of the Board of Regents

Mickey Long, chairman of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents, makes a statement about the chancellor search.  

May 16, 2014 | Contact Randy Sanders

The Board of Regents voted to give authority to the board chairman to publicly announce the finalist for the position of chancellor of the Texas Tech University System at the time the chairman deems appropriate within the parameters discussed in executive session.

Following an announcement of the name of the sole finalist for the position, the Board of Regents will vote no sooner than 21 days later on whether to name the sole finalist as chancellor.

There will be no further comment by the board at this time.

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In 2013, the TTU System’s endowment passed $1 billion, total research expenditures were approximately $200 million and total enrollment exceeded 44,000 students. Whether it’s contributing billions of dollars annually in economic impact or being the only system in Texas to house an academic institution, law school, and medical school at the same location, the TTU System continues to prove that anything is possible.